Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does my child need to bring to camp?
A: Campers need the following items:
Swimsuit and towel
Lunch and snacks
Extra set of clothes
Please label all items with your camper’s first and
2. Can my child bring personal belongings to camp?
A: Côte Saint-Luc is not responsible for any items a child loses at camp. Please leave all valuables at home including electronic devices such as iPods, cell phones, gaming systems and digital cameras.
3. Can my child travel to and from camp on their own?
A: Your child's safety is very important to us.
Children who are authorized to leave camp without a parent or guardian must have a specific form filled out and/or written permission which will be given to the Park Leader.
With written permission, the CITs are allowed to sign in and out on their own. We will follow up with a phone call if an expected CIT has not arrived at camp.
4. What will happen if my child has other symptoms of illness?
If a camper has one or more of the following symptoms, they will not be allowed to stay at camp:
∞ A temperature above 38˚C
∞ Diarrhea or vomiting
∞ Paleness, blotchiness, rash or physical pain
We will inform you of any changes in your child’s health during their stay at camp. If they are showing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you will be required to promptly come pick them up.
5. What is the procedure for lice or other contagious illnesses?
If, during the camp day, it is discovered that a child has lice or other contagious illnesses, parents will be asked to pick up their child as soon as possible. To prevent it from spreading at camp, parents must follow the treatment recommendations before their child can return to camp. We can turn the camper away if there is any evidence of lice, nits or worms, even after treatment.
6. What do I do if my child loses something at camp?
For health and safety reasons and as a result of the volume of lost items, lost and found items will be kept at camp only during the summer in which it was lost. Friendly reminder, please do not bring any valuables or electronics to camp. There will be a bin at the group 1 – 14 side where it will be allocated for lost and found items a Park leader will roll it outside during pick up so parents can go though the bin.
7. What qualifications do the staff members have?
The Côte Saint-Luc Day Camp staff members are chosen for their (capacity) for strong leadership skills and the ability to care for their campers. We carefully select staff members for their interest in working with children and their camping and recreation experience. All our senior counsellors are over 18 years of age. Our staff members know the importance of a safe environment, and how to make things fun and challenging. Our team receives more than 40 hours of training, which teaches them the personal skills and knowledge they need to make sure your child’s experience is positive, safe and fun. All CSL Day Camp staff members hold a valid standard first aid & CPR certificate, and are subject to a background check.
8. Can I meet the camp staff before camp starts?
Before camp starts, we will be hosting a day camp Parent Night at the ACC ( 5794 Parkhaven) on June 17 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We will have other meetings throughout the summer, as necessary.
Do not hesitate to join the day camp management team through email: email@example.com or on Facebook: facebook.com/csldaycamps. We will use Facebook it to post useful information throughout the summer and it will be a good place to chat with our team.
9. What should I send for lunch?
A: Please ensure your child comes to camp with
at least two snacks and a hearty lunch to ensure that they are fueled for the day! When you plan your child’s lunch, please keep in mind that there are no refrigerators or microwave ovens at camp. Ice packs are recommended. Lunches and snacks must be Peanut Free.
10. How do I protect my child from the sun?
A: The best way to ensure children are protected from the sun is teaching them how to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat at all times when outdoors. Make sure you apply sunscreen to your children each day before arriving at camp. Please send sunscreen labelled with your child’s name to camp and the staff will remind them to reapply throughout the day and after water-related activities.
*Note: sunscreen cannot be shared amongst campers.
11. When are the Pizza and TCBY Dates?
Every Friday all campers will enjoy either TCBY or Pizza
Pizza lunch includes 2 pieces of Kosher pizza and a cookie snack.
12. Program Cancellation and Reimbursement policy